General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby UMFan83 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:34 pm

Rob wrote:For reasons I hope not to understand, Neifi Perez is currently at the top of Fangraphs most searched players.


Dusty really needs something better to do in his free time

Edit: oh wait Fangraphs, nevermind he has no idea what that is
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby sweetpeteman » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:45 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Rob wrote:For reasons I hope not to understand, Neifi Perez is currently at the top of Fangraphs most searched players.


Dusty really needs something better to do in his free time

Edit: oh wait Fangraphs, nevermind he has no idea what that is



It's probably due to Reddit. Somebody posted this thread:Road to 267.2 WAR


Which lead to somebody asking if he could come up with the lowest WAR player of all time, to which somebody responded by posting Neifi Perez.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Omar » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:04 pm

sweetpeteman wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Rob wrote:For reasons I hope not to understand, Neifi Perez is currently at the top of Fangraphs most searched players.


Dusty really needs something better to do in his free time

Edit: oh wait Fangraphs, nevermind he has no idea what that is



It's probably due to Reddit. Somebody posted this thread:Road to 267.2 WAR


Which lead to somebody asking if he could come up with the lowest WAR player of all time, to which somebody responded by posting Neifi Perez.


reddit post wrote:WAR King: 1 HR per 15.3 ABs
Barry Bonds: 1 HR per 12.9 ABs
WAR King: 1 BB per 5.5 ABs
Barry Bonds: 1 BB per 3.8 ABs
Despite being comprised of literally the most valuable seasons at every age in all of baseball, WAR King still hit home runs and walked at a slower rate than Barry Bonds. This has been your daily reminder of the statistical absurdity that was Barry Bonds' career.


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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bull » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:08 pm

Omar wrote:
sweetpeteman wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Dusty really needs something better to do in his free time

Edit: oh wait Fangraphs, nevermind he has no idea what that is



It's probably due to Reddit. Somebody posted this thread:Road to 267.2 WAR


Which lead to somebody asking if he could come up with the lowest WAR player of all time, to which somebody responded by posting Neifi Perez.


reddit post wrote:WAR King: 1 HR per 15.3 ABs
Barry Bonds: 1 HR per 12.9 ABs
WAR King: 1 BB per 5.5 ABs
Barry Bonds: 1 BB per 3.8 ABs
Despite being comprised of literally the most valuable seasons at every age in all of baseball, WAR King still hit home runs and walked at a slower rate than Barry Bonds. This has been your daily reminder of the statistical absurdity that was Barry Bonds' career.


wow


Meh. Rate stats take a pretty hard hit when you include a 43 year old catcher and Julio Franco’s decaying corpse.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby 17 Seconds » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:37 pm

bonds would have put up a .950 ops at 46 if they let him
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby The Logan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:13 am

Rafael Palmiero says he wants to make a comeback at the age of 53.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2169 ... e-back-mlb

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby weis21 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:22 am

The Logan wrote:Rafael Palmiero says he wants to make a comeback at the age of 53.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2169 ... e-back-mlb

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Postby biittner77 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:47 pm

I always liked to call him Raffie "El Palmiero"
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:19 pm

Josh Donaldson trolling the meatheads on twitter:

Some of the responces are vomit inducing.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:24 pm

DiceMan4221 wrote:Josh Donaldson trolling the meatheads on twitter:

Some of the responces are vomit inducing.


this very thing led to an open revolt on my high school team, as the head coach preached extreme swing techniques designed to make a lot of contact on the ground. We hated him long before people really realized the power of power.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Liam Neeson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:32 pm



I refuse to believe this is a real person simply for the fact that they haven't been murdered in the parking lot by an overzealous parent for calling a 4-3 putout safe because it was productive.

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby David » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:34 pm

DiceMan4221 wrote:Josh Donaldson trolling the meatheads on twitter:

Some of the responces are vomit inducing.


Ha...that quote is at least a year old, iirc. I remember watching him say that when he was at MLB Network's studio explaining his swing.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:10 am

Jack Morris? Ugh. That's basically like putting Buehrle in the HoF.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Omar » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:13 pm

105 career ERA+ in the HOF? Yikes.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:58 pm

some of his counting stats are kind of impressive

until you realize he pitched for 37 years
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:04 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:some of his counting stats are kind of impressive

until you realize he pitched for 37 years


I'm assuming he's getting this for lame things like wins and that he was one of the relatively few pitchers with real longevity in an era that was short on that.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby wekse » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:37 pm

The HoF pretty much sucks. I mean, the old memorabilia is pretty neat but outside of that it's kind of a waste.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Banedon » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:27 pm

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was arrested Friday night in Williamson County, Tenn., and charged with domestic-related assault and prevention of a 911 call, according to local authorities. Both charges are misdemeanors, and Wright later was released from custody after he posted bail.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TMan92 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:58 pm

Hawk Harrelson is letting us all know that he won't be coming to Wrigley again. Thanks Hawk! Now I know what a raving moron looks like when they get senile.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:50 pm



According to a Houston player, the Astros often knew what Darvish was about to throw by the way he brought the ball into his glove in the set position. (Darvish pitches exclusively out of the stretch.) The player said it worked like this: Darvish holds the ball at his side when he gets the sign from the catcher. Whether he re-grips or not as he brings the ball into his glove was the tip-off whether he was going to throw a slider/cutter or a fastball.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby David » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:09 pm

Canseco being a crazy ass bag on Twitter again





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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Banedon » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:19 pm

I gotta admit, I laughed at the politicians looking like a bag of boogers.
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